Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Britain First Video Shared By Donald Trump Is Fake News

Today the President of the US, Donald Trump, retweeted three videos by the deputy leader of far right anti-Muslim group Britain First.

Trump sent anti-Muslim messages from right-wing group's deputy leader Jayda Fransen out to his 43.5 million followers.

The first video claimed to show a “Muslim migrant beats up Dutch boy on crutches!”

The truth – No Muslim migrant

De Telegraaf, regarded as one of the largest Dutch daily morning newspapers, referred to the same video in May 13th 2017. There is no mention of any ‘Muslim migrant’ as Fransen stated.

The story (which can be found here), stated that:

“A 16-year-old boy from Edam-Volendam was arrested Saturday morning in his home town… suspected of mistreating a boy on crutches.”

The police had launched an investigation after the video of the incident had appeared on the site, according to a spokeswoman for the police.

A sixteen-year-old boy who made the film was also arrested. De Telegraaf stated that he was from Monnickendam.

What we can gather is that there is no indication of whether the perpetrators were Muslim, or migrants. What we do know is that the perpetrators were Dutch.

Right-wing groups have a history of sharing false information and stories to promote hate. Britain First have done this many times as can be seen here and here.

According to the Mirror, Fransen was arrested last week in London, in connection with a speech she made in Belfast over the summer. She is currently on bail over four counts of racially aggravated harassment over things she said during a court case in Kent.

Saturday, 6 February 2016

EDL spread false information ahead of Preston rally

The English Defence League (EDL) plan to protest in Preston on 20 February.

To promote the rally, the EDL claim that Preston was “the same City that removed the Nations flag to raise the flag of Palestine…” The statement is on promotional banners and videos and on event descriptions.


The nation’s flag was never “removed”

The fact is… the nation’s flag was never removed as the EDL claim. The Palestinian flag was raised in solidarity with the people of Gaza for a short period of time, and the UK flag was still raised throughout and was never taken down from the Town Hall.

A video published in 2014 proves how EDL are misinforming the gullible. The UK flag remains on top of the Town Hall.

Britain First try to blame sex assault on migrants

Far right hate group Britain First are a deceptive bunch of bigots, and will do anything to pass off false information to mislead the gullible.

On 6 February, Britain First shared a Daily Mail story on Facebook which reported on a female journalist who was groped live on television reporting from the Cologne carnival in Germany.

Britain First, blaming refugees and migrants as usual, wrote ‘deport these migrant fiends’, and went on to ask supporters to ‘Like’ and ‘Share’ the post.


The same Daily Mail story mentioned that Ms Labye… “a broadcast journalist with 20 years experience behind her, knows her attackers were German.”

RT also wrote that “several men of apparently European appearance were making obscene gestures behind her. They tried to grope her and reportedly asked her to sleep with one of them.”

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Knights Templar International hijack Paris tragedy

Shameless far right hate groups in the UK, such as the English Defence League (EDL) and Britain First have frequently hijacked tragic events to further their cause, or get Likes on social media.

On 13 November, terror attacks took place in Paris. Over 100 people were killed.

Hours after the attacks, Knight Templar International (which has been closely associated with Britain First) used the tragedy to urge people to “join the Templars”.

And just a day after the Paris attacks, the group promoted badges that Britain First has shared in the past.

Knights Templar International is NOT the real Knights Templar or associated in any way. It is a rip-off serving for groups like Britain First. 

Monday, 9 November 2015

Shameless Britain First attribute fake quote to Sir Christopher Lee

Far right hate group Britain First have been known for attributing fake quotes to people who never actually said them. They’ve already done it to Vladimir Putin, a Navy veteran, and a Muslim scholar, to name a few.

Today they stooped to a new low, by attributing a fake quote to English actor, singer, author, and World War II veteran, Sir Christopher Lee, who sadly passed away earlier this year at the age of 93.

We found that he never said these words. Even a simple Google search makes no reference to anything of the sort being ever said.

With no source cited, Britain First have deceived people yet again and proved to the world how disrespectful, shameless and foul they truly are.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

The truth about Britain First’s “Protect the Poppy” day of action

Far right hate group Britain First has been leading the gullible to believe its activists were “standing watch over poppy sellers to ensure they don’t get any hassle from leftwing anarchists and Islamists.”

But here’s the truth about their supposed “day of action”.

1. Poppy sellers were not being hassled

There have been no recent reports of anyone hassling poppy sellers in the UK and no protection was required or requested by the poppy sellers. wrote that “there has been no surge of reports of either of those two groups [leftwing anarchists and Islamists] hassling poppy sellers, it seems that Britain First may have been misleading their followers…”

2. Britain First members asked for a photograph

Britain First ‘activists’ shown in the photos did not “stand watch” over poppy sellers. Rather they just asked for a photograph for shameless marketing purposes. wrote that “many of the poppy sellers pictured in the Britain First posts have since claimed that Britain First didn’t “stand watch” over them at all, instead they approached the sellers – many of whom were children – and asked to have their picture taken. Most – if not all – of the sellers had no idea who Britain First were or what they represented.”

The Nottingham Sea Cadets also confirmed: “Please rest assured we do not support Britain First. The cadets were approached by these and asked for a photo. They were not aware who they were.”

3. Britain First published photos of youngsters without consent

The youngsters in the photographs did not know they would be used by Britain First and despite public pleas by individuals and cadets, Britain First have not yet taken down the photos they shared.

Here is a plea from a mother of one of the cadets, which proves that Britain First did not ask for permission and the youngsters were exploited.

Britain First accused of exploiting children

Far right hate group Britain First have been accused of exploiting children after having pictures taken alongside members of young Sea Cadets who had no idea they would be used for their cause.

On 7 November, Britain First published a photo on its Facebook page of two Britain First members with two young Sea Cadets in Nottingham.

Britain First wrote: “Today, across the country, Britain First activists are standing watch over poppy sellers to ensure they don't get any hassle from leftwing anarchists and Islamists.”

Soon after the Nottingham Sea Cadets posted up a statement on Facebook stating: “Please rest assured we do not support Britain First. The cadets were approached by these and asked for a photo. They were not aware who they were. We are on the case with our HQ in attempting to get the photo removed. Please help us by reporting the photo. Thank you.”

In Chesterfield, Britain First members posed with more children.

None of these youngsters knew they were to be used for Britain First’s shameful propaganda, and many people were rightly disgusted.

Further reading:
  1. Britain First Accused Of 'Exploiting Children' Over 'Protect The Poppy' Facebook Pictures

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Britain First share false news about charity withdrawing from Calais

Far-right group Britain First often shares false information and images.

Recently, Britain First posted a story on its website with the title ‘FURIOUS CHARITY PULLS CALAIS CAMP FUNDING AFTER MIGRANTS BURN FOOD AND CLOTHES’.

This story mentioned the UK-based Human Relief Foundation charity, who were followed by ITV for a two-part news feature shown on television.

Britain First wrote that the charity “stopped providing aid to the Calais ‘jungle’ because aid workers have concluded the majority of migrants in the camp do not need to be there.”

ITV first wrote the charity was “considering” withdrawing its aid in Calais, but this was never official.

News sources such as the Daily Express later wrote stories suggesting the charity had withdrew. But the charity never withdrew from Calais in the first place.

The charity even issued a statement saying it would “continue to coordinate efforts and have a presence in the camp”.

Britain First’s story also claimed the charity’s deputy discovered “unwanted clothing and food “being dumped and burnt” by migrants”.

But according to the presenter of the ITV report, food was found rotting, not purposefully burnt. And clothes were found dumped because people delivering aid had taken the wrong clothes to the wrong area of the camp so people burned them to keep warm in the cold evenings.

Britain First also stated that the deputy said “95 to 97 per cent of migrants in the camp were young, fit men”.

This was never said by him.

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Britain First hijack Rotherham vintage event

Far-right hate group Britain First hijacked a vintage event in Rotherham town centre to campaign and give out newspapers.

Image: Britain First/Facebook

A ‘vintage hop’ event was taking place in Rotherham town centre today, an event for all the family and featured musical entertainment on a stage and dances.

Britain First decided to set up base around the stage area and hand out their newspapers. Deputy leader Jayda Fransen even said in a video uploaded by Britain First that they were “pleased to be part of it”.

But Britain First were campaigning under the noses of the event organisers and the Council. They did not take part in the event in any way, they just used it to further their cause.

Note: The Britain First newspaper once shared ISIS propaganda and Britain First passed it off as truth to readers.

Friday, 10 July 2015

Lionheart GB lunatics incite hate with false story

Far-right group Britain First is very closely affiliated to groups such as the Knights Templar International and Lionheart GB.

Yesterday, we documented how Britain First shared a false story from the Daily Express, who suggested 1.5 million British Muslims support terror group ISIS based on an inaccurate poll from the Mirror.

It was untrue, and the Daily Express removed the story from its site.

Lionheart GB, accused by many of being run by Britain First itself, also joined in sharing this story. However, the group said it all points to a ‘coming Civil War!’...

...even though the story was false.

As you can see, Lionheart GB is purposefully inflaming tensions in Britain.

This also strangely ties in with what HOPE Not Hate wrote about Britain First. It said that the party has “doomsday prophesy where it believes civilization will end in bloodshed between Christians and Muslims. To this end, the party has stepped up its efforts to antagonised Muslim groups.”

Britain First plan to go to Rotherham, prepare to cough up taxpayers

[Guest post]

Britain First plan on marching in Rotherham, and no-one wants these thugs to come. But taxpayers be warned! You will probably be having to pay the bill.

When Britain First marched in Luton, they cost the local taxpayer a whopping estimate of £300,000. Money was spent on policing etc...

What is funny is that Britain First leaders asked supporters to donate towards their legal fees before Luton. Deputy leader Jayda Fransen said costs were going to be “£30,000 plus”.

But when they did get their donations from gullible supporters, they marched and cost the taxpayer £300,000 instead.

They accomplished nothing by marching and it was at this very march when Britain First’s leader urged younger supporters to have sex.

Britain First also damaged local business and trade for the town. The Mall shopping centre, which is Luton’s central retail area, recorded a reduction in footfall of approximately 22%, about 16,000 shoppers down, compared to that typically expected for this time of year.

Britain First recycles false news story to spread hate

According to Political Scrapbook, the Daily Express removed a false story recently suggesting that 1.5 million British Muslims support terror group ISIS based on an inaccurate poll from the Mirror.

Britain First knew the Daily Express story was removed, as shown below.

Some days later, Britain First’s affiliate page, Knights Templar International, shared the same story with a similar headline to the Daily Express. Britain First shared it.

Britain First has no regard for truth. They know people will believe this garbage.

Note: BuzzFeed also reported on the fake Daily Express story.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Britain First use celebrity’s dog for clickbait

Far-right group Britain First is a “Christian” party that conveniently forgets “Thou shall not steal”, and steals images online for its own needs.

Not so long ago, we documented how Britain First stole an image of a man from a local newspaper and tried to defame him and other youth.

Yesterday, Britain First stole another image but this time of Lewis Hamilton’s dog Roscoe. They used the image for clickbait.

Note: Lewis Hamilton posted the photo of his dog on Twitter and also on Instagram.

Monday, 6 July 2015

Britain First’s cover photo fail

Far-right Britain First now claims itself as ‘Britain’s Premiere Patriot Movement’. It is not. It is just a group of thugs who know how to buy Likes on Facebook.

Here is their cover photo on Facebook.

Notice the 'PREMIERE'.

According to the dictionary, ‘premiere’ normally means the first performance of a musical or theatrical work or the first showing of a film.

What we think Britain First meant was ‘premier’ which means the best or most important, or the first in importance, order, or position, or leading.

We wonder how long it will take for them to find out.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

10 questions I want Britain First to answer

[Guest post]

Today I issue a challenge to the far-right UK movement Britain First. Here are 10 questions I want them to answer. But I doubt they will.

1. Why did your page admin ‘Like’ a status on Facebook about dynamiting mosques?

2. You sent ‘condolences’ to the victims of the Tunisia and France attacks. Why did you miss out Kuwait? Is it because Muslims were the victims?

3. When you ‘invaded’ near-empty mosques, why did you and your group crowd round an old man and intimidate him? Did you feel proud of yourselves?

4. Do you really think you have legitimate followers and support on Facebook when you share click-bait images and have been accused of buying Likes?

5. Lee Rigby’s mother said she was “heartbroken” when you used her son to promote your party. Why did you not listen and share his image again?

6. Why did you remove an image of the man holding the “Boycott bigotry” sign? Is it because you knew people had found out you had defamed a Navy veteran?

7. You passed off ISIS propaganda as truth to support anti-immigration views, why? You also recycled it in your newspaper and your feeder pages (here and here).

8. When you [leader Paul Golding], were told to produce a charity collecting license by a veteran, instead of packing up, why didn’t you just produce it?

9. Why did you [leader Paul Golding], refuse to turn up to a debate with the iERA they invited you to and even said they would provide you security? You said it was a “leadership decision”, but aren’t you the leader?

10. You are apparently the ‘best-funded small party’, but why do you then keep asking for donations? In a recent video you uploaded on 24 June, you used the words “please please please” and asked your supporters to donate towards your legal fees.

A former member of yours told PressTV that you are using people’s weaknesses for your “own gain” - prove me wrong.